Door stay (1 Viewer)

May 1, 2009
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Got this idea from a forum .Putting it out there as a suggestion.Drill small hole and use a allen key to secure door closing in wind.Works great.
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Mikey RV

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Good idea, I was thinking of doing something similar the other day when the wind blew my door against my leg. The trouble with them latches is they wear so the latch does not latch if that makes sense.
 

PP Bear

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I saw this idea last year and promptly drilled all the required holes, only to find that it's impossible to get my hand down between the door and the stay.

Tried various modifications, by extending stiff wire etc, but none work like the idea listed.

Blooming rubbish design, including the one that failed, slammed shut and put a hole in my head from my gas locker:(

Now I use the extendable handle from my washing brush:)
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Janine

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Good idea! My door stay is a different design but equally useless.

The hinges got damaged when the door slammed shut onto the dog gate so I bought a suction handle and a piece of elastic. Does the job :)

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Works fine, right up until the point at which you forget the allen key is there, pull the door hard to close it and break the catch - not that I'd know anything about that...…..:rolleyes:

I did a similar thing with a bit of bent metal rod, it was a different sort of catch though, more prone to breaking once drilled I suspect than the one you show.

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You can buy stainless steel latches on line as fitted to horse boxes. The t piece has to be put in a slot to secure them.Brilliant and less than a tenner..BUSBY.
 

Richard n Ann

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We use a bungee strap through the window and onto the door catch, it's got some give in it so it's kind to your door catch.
 

Lenny HB

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The trouble with them latches is they wear so the latch does not latch
Wear is the least of your worries they don't even work when brand new.

You can buy stainless steel latches on line as fitted to horse boxes. The t piece has to be put in a slot to secure them.Brilliant and less than a tenner..BUSBY.
Just by a Concorde they are standard don't have to faff about fitting them.:ROFLMAO:
 
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That catch would very quickly corrode, seize & stick I think. It's only meant for keeping internal cupboard doors closed.

I replaced my hab door catch with one of these, works a treat as you have to flick the lever to release it.



Trouble is, they have to be out on the edge of the door really so you can get at the lever. My garage doors don't open out flat enough to the van to do this.

I think any catch where you just pull on the door to overcome resistance and close it will be prone to the door slamming shut on you in windy weather.
 
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Aug 27, 2014
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